Violence against women in South Africa still largely ignored

Violence against women in South Africa still largely ignored

Gaby Sanchez for Gender Links for Equality and Justice Zimbabwe – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: In April 2012, a cell phone video of a teenager with an intellectual disability being gang raped by men and boys from her community in Soweto went viral. Authorities had no choice but to attend to the 17-year-old’s […]

Worldwide 16 Days Campaign says no to violence against women

Worldwide 16 Days Campaign says no to violence against women

Anita Powell for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Activists around the world on Monday launched 16 days of activism against gender violence, an annual campaign that for more than 20 years has aimed to eradicate violence against women and girls.  But the campaign appears to have largely failed in countries like South […]

‘Zero tolerance for violence against women’

‘Zero tolerance for violence against women’

Mail & Guardian online – Friday, 25 November, 2011 United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon has called for zero tolerance for violence against women, adding that the pervasiveness of violence against women poses a serious barrier to gender equality. According to the UN, 70% of women experience violence in their lifetime, and one in five […]